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Best Storage Units in Alameda, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Alameda Storage Units on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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500 Maitland Drive, Alameda, CA 94502

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Google
4.4 (28)
Yelp
5.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Harbor Bay RV & Self Storage is a local provider of storage services in Alameda. It offers different types of storage units for personal and business storage needs. Short- and long-term solutions for various kinds of vehicles are also available. All units are ground-level for easy walk-in and drive-up access. Moreover, indoor storage units are equipped with individual alarms. The facility also records gate entries through access codes and surveillance cameras. A wide variety of packing, moving, and storing supplies are available onsite if needed.

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1 Singleton Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

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4.5 (45)
Yelp
4.0 (19)
Facebook
5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Allsafe Self-Storage is a storage unit company serving clients in and around Alameda. It provides units of different sizes, ranging from 3x3 to 10x30 feet, for household or office items. The company has units at ground level, outdoors, and with specialized alarms. Moreover, each one is constructed with concrete and steel for sturdiness and stability. The company also has security cameras and on-site managers to inspect and inform clients of all units rented or available.

  • Self Service

855 Parr Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94801

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4.0 (24)
Google
4.1 (21)

Why choose this provider?

CSI Mini Storage offers spaces for clients in Alameda for household or personal items. Its units range from 51 to 320 square feet, accommodating belongings such as boxed materials, mattress sets, appliances, and furnishings for an apartment or a three- to four-bedroom home. The facilities also include units with lights, outlets, vents, and a lock box. Packing supplies such as boxes, furniture and mattress covers, security locks, tape, and moisture absorbers are also available.

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500 High Street, Oakland, CA 94601

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4.4 (84)
Yelp
4.5 (39)

Why choose this provider?

High Street Bridge Self Storage is a self-storage facility in California with three self-storage facilities housed in Oakland, Alameda, and East Bay. It offers short- and long-term storage units that come in a wide range of sizes, from 5'x5' to 10'x25'. Each facility can be utilized to store personal and household items as well as business or commercial equipment. High Street Bridge Self Storage also provides tool kits and move-in trucks. Furthermore, it provides each tenant with their own secure locks.

  • Self Service

Compare our Top Storage Units

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Harbor Bay RV & Self Storage
500 Maitland Drive, Alameda, CA 94502
Allsafe Self-Storage
1 Singleton Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
CSI Mini Storage - Richmond
855 Parr Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94801
High Street Bridge Self Storage
500 High Street, Oakland, CA 94601

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Storage units are secure, enclosed spaces that people rent to store possessions they aren't using or they don't have space for in their homes. Some of the most popular items to put in a storage unit are old furniture, vehicles, seasonal clothing, mattresses, toys, art, and other collectibles.

    Storage units are leased from the owner of a storage facility, which usually has many of such units on a single lot. Units are typically rented per month, with a rental agreement that details activities and items that are prohibited in the unit.

    At some facilities, there are indoor and outdoor units. The indoor units are sometimes climate-controlled. Units usually come in a range of sizes for different amounts of storage, with the price fluctuating based on the size and other amenities like climate control and electricity.
  • How much do storage units cost on average?

    The average cost of renting a storage unit can fall in a range between $20 and $450 per month. The variance in price depends on a variety of factors, such as size, the value of the items being stored, and whether it is temperature controlled.

  • Can you live in a storage unit?

    No. Living in a storage unit violates the rules of most storage unit rental companies, and most local and federal housing laws require that the owners of a storage facility evict anyone found living in one of the units.

  • How can you figure out what size storage unit you need?

    To select a storage unit big enough to fit your belongings but not so large that you'll be paying for unfilled space, put the possessions you intend to store in one place, calculate the approximate volume by measuring the height, length, and width of the load and multiplying them together.

  • How do you know if you need a storage unit?

    If you have more possessions than you have space to store them in your home, you may need a storage unit. It's a practical, cost-effective option to put things that you don't use often or are not appropriate for the current season in another location.

  • Does homeowners insurance cover a storage unit?

    Most homeowners insurance policies don't cover storage units automatically. If your homeowners policy has coverage for "off-premises personal property," items in a storage unit are usually included.

  • How do you store clothing in a storage unit?

    An important consideration when storing clothing in a storage unit is making sure it stays dry. When storage facilities are not climate-controlled, you'll want to use a vacuum-sealed bag or a wardrobe box to protect your clothes against moisture and insects.